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Halibut with Beluga Caviar & Beurr Blanc

Halibut with Beluga Caviar

Ingredients:

Fresh Halibut – Skin And Bones Removed – 180 grams

Salted Butter – 25 grams

Thyme – 5 grams

Shallot – 5 grams

Dry White Wine – 10 grams

Lemon Juice – 5 grams

Beluga Caviar – 10 grams

Beurr Blanc – 25 grams

 

Method:

  1. Remove all the skin and bones from the halibut and cut into a perfect square of white flesh.
  2. In a cast-iron pot, add the butter and bring to the boil and simmer gently, add the white wine, lemon juice, sliced shallot and spring of thyme. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes and turn to a low heat.
  3. Once the butter mix has been turned to a simmer and not boiling at all.
  4. Gently add to fish to poach for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Remove the fish and allow to rest on some white kitchen paper.
  6. Evenly spoon the caviar on top creating an even layer of caviar.
  7. Using a nice white bowl, pour in the warm Beurr Blanc, and place the caviar covered halibut on top and serve.

 

Conrad’s Beurre Blanc

Ingredients:

Dry White Wine – 1/4  cup

1/4 Cup White-Wine Vinegar – 1/4  cup

Finely Chopped Shallot – 2 tbsp

Heavy Cream – 1/3  cup

Salt  – 1/4  tbsp

White Pepper, Or To Taste  – 1/8  cup

Unsalted Butter, Cut Into Tablespoon – Size Pieces And Chilled – 2 sticks (1 cup)

 

Method:

  1. Boil wine, vinegar, and shallot in a 2- to 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat until liquid is syrupy and reduced to 2 to 3 tablespoons, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add cream, salt, and white pepper and boil 1 minute.
  3. Reduce heat to moderately low and add a few tablespoons of butter, whisking constantly.
  4. Add remaining butter a few pieces at a time, whisking constantly and adding new pieces before previous ones have completely liquified (the sauce should maintain consistency of hollandaise), lifting pan from heat occasionally to cool mixture.
  5. Remove from heat, then season to taste with salt and pepper and pour sauce through a medium-mesh sieve into a sauceboat, pressing on and then discarding shallot. Serve immediately.

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